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The Upstairs Wife
Author: Rafia Zakaria

ISBN: 9780807080467
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1 April 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.0
Description:
A memoir of Karachi through the eyes of its women An Indies Introduce Debut Authors Selection For a brief moment on December 27, 2007, life came to a standstill in Pakistan. Benazir Bhutto, the country s former prime minister and the first woman ever to lead a Muslim country, had been assassinated at a political rally just outside Islamabad.

Back in Karachi Bhutto's birthplace and Pakistan s other great metropolis Rafia Zakaria's family was suffering through a crisis of its own: her Uncle Sohail, the man who had brought shame upon the family, was near death. In that moment these twin catastrophes one political and public, the other secret and intensely personal briefly converged.

About the Author

Rafia Zakaria is an author, attorney, and human rights activist who has worked on behalf of victims of domestic violence around the world. She is a columnist for "Al Jazeera America," "Ms.," "Dissent," and "DAWN," Pakistan s largest English-language newspaper. Zakaria was born and raised in Karachi and now lives in Pakistan and the United States, where she serve...

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